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Old 09-24-2009, 07:43 PM
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Default Reducing rattle

While I am running my sound system, even at a fairly low volume, I am hearing a bunch of parts vibrating.

A good amount of it is the window cranks. But even when I take them off, something is still rattling a good amount.

What types of things can be done to a ranger to keep this from happening? Are there ussually certain parts that can get lose over time and rattle?

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:10 PM
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its not just the window handle that makes noise.. theres also a metel peice in the door that usually rattles... just wrap it with sum bubble rap very tightly and duct tape. its cheap but it works... i had same problem.. not surre if yours is the same as my 90 though.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:26 AM
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dynamat-ing your panels will help as well, it will make the panels heavier, pad them, reduce resonation and rattling, reduce road noise and make you stereo sound better.
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:10 AM
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yeah dynomatt the panels, and I'd suggest under the rear window and below the seats. and if you have a rear slider window, you'll never get that to stop rattling. but if you do, tell me how. haha
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:31 AM
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+1 for the Dynamat. Slap that stuff everywhere you can....
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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anyone got pics of how to dynamat their door panals?
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Old 09-25-2009, 07:05 PM
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anyone got pics of how to dynamat their door panals?
This is the only one I can find at the moment. Nothing complex, just peel the backing paper off and press it down. This piece is the 10x10 sheet for around the speaker hole:
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:50 PM
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yeah dynomatt the panels, and I'd suggest under the rear window and below the seats. and if you have a rear slider window, you'll never get that to stop rattling. but if you do, tell me how. haha
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Old 09-26-2009, 08:35 PM
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^I always have to with mine haha
I usually do but when it's 100+ out here it's out of the question..
I'm debating on getting a flat single piece rear window. it'll only be like 40 bucks at most and then just some new seals.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:22 PM
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udjust where the clip is so its way tighter... thats what i did and i cant get it to rattle if i try...
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:35 PM
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^I thought about but couldn't see how, did you reglue the actual lever or is it the part on the driver side window that can be adjusted?
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Old 10-01-2009, 03:19 AM
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That's strange. My Basslink, mounted right below the rear window, causes a small rattle somewhere in the dashboard area, but my rear slider doesn't rattle at all....
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:28 AM
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i had to reglue it... but scrape the glue marks where it already was and it looked like nothing ever happend... takes about 5 min. then just let it dry!!!

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:12 AM
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+1 for the Dynamat. Put that stuff where ever you can or at least around the speakers. It will cost you around $20 or $30 to buy enough for around your speakers and it will make a noticeable difference. You wont eliminate all the rattle but it will help.
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